Certificate of professional conduct and Certificate of registration on the educational register


A certificate of professional conduct is a record of a member’s or ex-member’s professional career. A certificate of registration on the educational register is a record of the history of a student, resident or fellow who is or was enrolled in a medical program in Quebec.

The certificate issued by the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) is based on the information in the person’s professional file.

As a medical professional (physician, resident, fellow, etc.), sometimes you have to provide the result of the verification of your professional record to organisations or to acquaint with it yourself. You will then have to consent to the disclosure of information, by completing the form provided for this purpose through the Online Services of the CMQ, and pay the required fees.

NOTE - the following documents that date back less than 10 years are included in full with each certificate of professional conduct:

  • the letters sent to a physician by the Syndic or an Assistant Syndic following an inquiry and entered in the professional record when a finding of professional misconduct is made;
  • the remarks and recommendations made to a physician by the Professional Inspection Committee and entered in the professional record.

At the Syndic’s discretion, letters following an inquiry that date back more than 10 years may be included with the certificate of professional conduct.

Processing of the applications

Applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis. It usually takes around 10 working days for a certificate to be issued. However, if the documents attached to the certificate have to be translated into English to be sent to an organization outside Québec, processing may take up to 20 business days.

If you are required to complete a form such as the “Verification of licensure” form, please send it to us by fax at 514-933-5167 or by email to: ccp@cmq.org. Please note that you are not required to send the CMQ the form “Consent to Release Information” from one of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS) of Canada. The CMQ will send the CPS concerned all the information required to process your application.

The certificate will be forwarded by mail to the addressee indicated in the request. The document can also be transmitted in a sealed envelope to the applicant.

The applicant will receive an email once the certificate is issued. Then, a scanned copy of the issued certificate will be available in his/her personal page.

Should you have any questions about these certificates, contact us by email at: ccp@cmq.org or by telephone at 514-933-4441 (1-888-633-3246), ext. 5223.

Online Services

To apply for a certificate of professional conduct or a certificate of registration of the educational register:

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Last update: May 3, 2017